sal_125pxSalvador Mendoza

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at NBCUniversal

Mendoza is responsible for the development of short and long-term strategies in the areas of workforce, leadership development, community partnerships and NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups, with a focus on enhancing the company’s diverse and inclusive environment. In addition, he is responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with local, regional, and national diversity organizations. Sal is considered an expert in the field of Diversity & Inclusion and holds several leadership positions in many Advisory Boards, among them, the American Red Cross and the National Hispanic Corporate Council.

Born in Honduras and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Mendoza’s adjustment to a new culture and environment created an incredible formative experience that shaped his passion for Diversity & Inclusion. Sal received a B.S. in Computer Science from Chicago State University and M.S. in Educational Administration from Governors State University. Among his many accolades, he has been recognized as one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Imagen Foundation’s Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment list, iConexion Game Changer Award, Black Meetings & Tourism APEX Award, the Disability Champion Award, and Chicago State University’s Latino Alumni Award.